Marisol Organic Sea Salt – Our History
2000 Founded in Tavira, East Algarve, Portugal
2003 Award winning The Algarve Fish Book published in German
2004 European trademarks registered for Marisol® and Flos Salis®
2005 English edition of The Algarve Fish Book published
2006 Limited company, Böer & Siebert Lda, formed
Since 2006 Certiplanet and Kosher Apple K certifications, annually renewed
2008 New head office and warehouse in Olhão, East Algarve
2011 New salt processing line and HACCP food safety system implemented
2013 New corporate identity, packaging designs and website
Since 2013 IFS Food certification (higher level), annually renewed
2014 International trademarks Marisol® and Flos Salis®
2018 Enlargement of production and new head office in Olhão, East Algarve
2022 Organic certification by Certiplanet (PT-BIO-04)
Tribute to Hans-Nico Böer
It was with an argument that I first met Nico, when my family and I planned a stay at his house in the late summer of 1990. Nothing big, just about our stupid idea of wanting accommodation out of the blue in high season; however, and those who knew him will recognise this, my initial irritation soon turned into a deep and life-long friendship with a remarkable man in all respects.
Nico, who lived in the Algarve since 1977, bore the certain blink of geniality that makes someone a charismatic person. Most outstanding among his many talents, for sure, was his spirit of entrepreneurship, with a dash of audacity and a sprinkle of irony, which convinced me 11 years ago to start the business with him that is now Marisol.
Previously, Nico had created a surf school and a company for his windsurfing boards; worked in real estate; and as a writer, always impassioned by the chosen subject, be it local fishing tradition (resulting in the well-known “Algarve Fish Book”) or lately, his passion for good food. It may be a twist of fate that Nico passed away in his kitchen, the place he loved to be most, and it should comfort us that his passing resembles his life as a whole: fast, intense, but without suffering.
Hans-Nico Böer, born 2 November 1951, died 22 August 2011